I feel completely useless. Everyone has something to do, except for me. I’m just here, not doing anything. None of them trust me to do anything. Am I really that stupid? Why am I only asked to help out when they start to do something art-related? Ugh.
Something touches the back of my neck. Well, it didn’t really ‘touch’ though. It felt like something passed by my neck. I look around, but I know no one’s here but me. Was it a bug? Well, I’m pretty sure it was just a flying bug. Whatever. I pick up a pencil and my sketchbook and I start to draw whatever comes into my mind.
“AAH!” I could feel pain, sharp pain on my neck. My head slams onto the table. Something hit me, but I don’t know what it was. It really, really hurts. I struggle and try to move and breathe. Blood was slowly pouring down from my neck. Was that what I think it is? … Was that a… g-
“Are you okay?” I ask Bianca as I hug her tightly in the pouring rain. Her body seemed like it was losing all of its strength.
She didn’t reply.
“What did he do to you?” I ask her another question, patiently waiting for her to answer. All she did was shake her head. I couldn’t see the expression on her face since her head was on my chest.
Again, something passes behind me. I look back, but no one was there. *PAK!* Something hits the back of my head. It hurt, but the punch wasn’t strong enough to make me fall. Turning around, I see a guy. He wore a hood and a mask that covered his nose and mouth. His hair was blond, he had blue eyes and he was almost as tall as me. Just looking at his fighting stance, I could tell that he was used to fights, official fights though. He didn’t look like a guy that would do street fighting or shit like that.
I let Bianca lean on a wall for a while. Then, I prepare to fight. He jumps around in place and he starts to throw some punches at me. I was able to dodge them all, except for the last one. It hit my face and made me feel a bit dizzy. For a while, I was left stunned and unable to focus. He took that advantage and started beating me up. His punches were swift yet powerful. He never used his feet, though. He’s obviously a boxer. My stomach felt bad, I wanted to vomit. But, I can’t just lose here. He throws a left hook at me. It hits my side and I fall down on my back. The pain was fucking unbearable.
“What the fuck do you think you’re doing?!” A familiar voice shouts out of the blue. Was that Mij? I try my best to get back up, but I just can’t. I don’t know what’s going on, but I could hear the sound of footsteps. The footsteps were simultaneous, as if he were running. But as time passes, the sound of footsteps fade. He must’ve gotten scared.
“Blake! Are you alright?!” Another familiar voice asks, in a very worried tone. It was Arissa.
“Oh my Gosh, are you two okay? What happened?” Yet another familiar voice asks. I couldn’t see their faces clearly. Slowly, I get up. Arissa was looking at me worriedly; Miguel was trying to help Bianca get up. Mij was just standing there, watching us.
“Hah.. I-I guess no one messes with the nigga..” I say, in a low tone. It was hard to speak because that guy punched my jaw.
“Damn right!” Mij says enthusiastically.
“Whoever that guy was, he looked terrified when he saw Mij.” Miguel says.
“Blake, what the fuck just happened here? Don’t tell me you got in another fight.” Arissa says.
“Another?” Mij looks curious.
“It’s nothing..” I mumble.
“Wait.. Who is that?” Miguel asks and points at Matthew. He seems to have gained consciousness, but he wasn’t moving out of his place.
“Matthew. I don’t know what the fuck he’s up to.” I answer.
“What do you mean?” Arissa asks.
“I don’t know what happened exactly, but I saw him and Bianca together.” I reply.
“And you beat him up just for that? Man-“ I cut Mij off before she says anything else.
“No, of course not. Bianca was screaming and shit, sounded like she was being raped or something.” I say.
“I WAS NOT!” Bianca shouts.
“Then what happened?” I ask.
“I-it was nothing.” She stutters while saying that and doesn’t look at my face.
“Blake.. Are you with her?” I didn’t realize that Matthew was already standing up until he started talking.
“Yeah, I’m her boyfriend. Gotta problem?” I say, trying to intimidate him.
“No, not that. I meant, are you a part of-“ He suddenly falls down on the ground. I take a look at Bianca’s face, for some reason, she looks relieved. He mouths some words, but I couldn’t understand what he was trying to say.
“I-I will stop you, and Zoe-“Those were the last words he was able to mutter. He once again became unconscious.
“..” I was left speechless. There’s so much things I want to ask Bianca. Stop her, and Zoe? What does he mean by that?
“Oh gosh. Let’s bring him to a hospital.” Miguel suggests.
“Why would you want to do that? He tried to rape Bianca.” Mij protests.
“He looks like he knows something, and I want to know what that is.” Miguel answers.
“..Same here.” I say.
“Oh fine.” Mij says.
Miguel and I lift Matthew’s body and we try to get to the nearest hospital as fast as our legs could carry us. A while later, we finally arrive. Sadly, he already died when we got to the hospital.
“You beat him up? Did you use any tool to kill him? A poison bomb, maybe? Or a poison needle, or drink?” The doctor asks me.
“What do you mean? I just kicked his head and he fell unconscious.” I answer back.
“Are you sure? His body’s filled with poison.” He says.
“What?!” I say, shocked.
“Maybe Matthew got into another fight before fighting Blake.” Mij suggests.
“Yes, that may be it. Your friend doesn’t look like the type that would do such. We’ll need to get the police to investigate this.” The doctor says.
“Alright. But, we’ll just go back home first.” Mij says and then we all go back to our houses.
Bianca and I walked together. She seemed very uneasy today. It’s like something bad happened to her, but she doesn’t want to open up and tell me. I guess some things have to remain confidential and hidden. I won’t try to ask. But, I at least want to make her feel better.
“Hey.” I say and stop walking.
“..What is it? Is something wrong?” She asks.
“I’ll be by your side, no matter what happens. So, don’t worry.” I say.
Hearing what he said made me feel a bit better, but that’s impossible.. My mind feels so confused, puzzled. I don’t know what to do anymore. I just want to be with Blake. But, that’s something impossible. Once he-
“Mhm..” My mind goes completely blank. It was all so sudden. He kissed me, on the lips. I don’t want this to end. Ever. I just want to be with him, with Blake. That’s the only thing I want now.
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